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Forest Park, Illinois: Memorial to Circus Train Wreck Dead

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Woodlawn Cemetery

Address:
7600 W. Cermak Rd, Forest Park, IL
Directions:
In the Showmen's Rest section of Woodlawn Cemetery. Entrance on the east side of Des Plaines Ave. just north of 22nd St./W. Cermak Rd. Ask for directions to the Showmen's Rest section.
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Memorial to Circus Train Wreck Dead

Elephant statues mark the mass grave of over 50 Hagenbeck-Wallace circus workers killed in a doomed train.

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Showmen's Rest.

Memorial to Circus Train Wreck Dead

After you turn in to the cemetery, make a left. The Showmen's Rest is just past the office.

[William, 02/07/2015]
Memorial to Circus Train Wreck Dead

Every summer there is a memorial service for all who were put to rest during this tragedy and all clowns that have passed on for International Clown Week. So if you want to enjoy a heap o' clowns in a cemetery, this is for you!! Face painting and fun for the kiddies to boot!

[Ms. Kirsten, 06/07/2014]

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